Healthy Communities for Healthy Futures
The Children and Youth with Special Health Needs Program will fund community-based non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and/or Tribal Nations to deliver projects addressing health disparities in the leading risk factors for the most common birth conditions in Minnesota, including:
- Substance misuse
- STI's and other infections
- Chemical exposures
- Certain medications
- Maternal stress
Many communities experience a disproportionate burden of these risk factors. Community-led approaches of addressing these risk factors are necessary to create positive, sustainable change in these disparities.
As such, this grant program will fund the development of new projects or enhance existing programs to address health disparities in the risk factors listed above with the goal of preventing future birth conditions in Minnesota. For more information on birth conditions in Minnesota and common risk factors, visit the Birth Conditions in Minnesota webpage.